Many voices together go against the dominating social classperspective collage

Many voices together go against the dominating social

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Many voices together go against the dominating social class/perspective ‘collage’ Crimes against humanity (killing) creates a similarity (hinge) between the two narratives opposition becomes ‘hunted’ = dehumanized, more like an animal than a human being Masha hides away after her injury, it will bring dishonor to her family (inability to marry her off) females become more dominant than the males after the war, an equalization of gender roles Repeating patterns in personality, narrative, etc. Chernobyl: narratives are pieced together in order to tell a greater story = Polyphony The transformation of humans into objects a loss of control over bodies The situation almost seems impossible and ridiculous (some accounts do not even seem real) Heroes (of the state) some people embrace it the position and some resist it - People bought into the idea of what would make them heroic, instead it destroyed them mentally, physically & emotionally
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- - The people feel like they are in yet another war on the site of Chernobyl both physically and mentally combatting the radiation lead to a feeling of masculinity from heroism although it was an impossible war People’s roles in responding - There is a limit on what people can and cannot say in the response to something so horrific exposing things to the world that were once hidden Being complicit during TRAGEDY - The state (Communist regime) was insistent on controlling the situation and the people they actually were unable to o Tatyana Tolstoya: Smoke and Shadows SOCIAL REALISM social inequality and oppression Transcends RUSSIAN LITERATURE to be read for pleasure, not beautifully Cultural Translation - Still feels like she doesn’t belong in America, is stereotyped Migration and hybridity Attraction and/vs. repulsion towards America and narrator’s American translation wants to hate America but is oddly attracted to it although disconnected - Right after the Cold War between America and Russia = strain - Drawn to the kind of freedoms in America that she may not have had in Russia realizes what freedom really is in America - Love for Eric, America & Russia Fantasies and dreams vs. reality - The Town = both boring and fantastical, a play on convention - Narrator herself moves in and out of reality/memories/dreams - Fantasizing about men metaphorical love story with Eric Smoke and Shadows: mystery (her life, fleeting), her life & self (dreams & memories, we as a audience don’t really know WHO she is (a ‘haze’)) - Literally dark (smoke, shadows, her) o Ama Ata Aidoo: Anowa DILEMMA TALE problems are not solved, multiple forms of dilemma - Derived from a GHANIAN FOLK TALE/ORAL HISTORY, tries to associate with a demonic practice Complicity and complexity of response to atrocity Post-colonial story based on a fairytale Slavery America/Britain was born on the backs of slaves (manufacturers, producers and consumers). The price in slaves increased ones it became an illicit
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